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The Dog Who Walked on the Wild Side by Laura James
Bloomsbury ISBN 9781408866405

Pug is rather frightened when Lady Miranda wakes him with a very loud scream and tells him there is a lion in the bedroom. Lady Miranda's housekeeper hurries into the room and searches everywhere. She assures them there is no lion - just a lot of crumbs under the bed! The next day the friends set off for the safari park in order to meet a real lion and overcome their fears. But what if lions, or any other wild animals for that matter, liked pugs for lunch? Join Pug on his latest adventure with Lady Miranda. It is a warm-hearted story with lovely illustrations and is ideal for children reading on their own or reading together.

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Marge and the Great Train Rescue by Isla Fisher
Piccadilly Press ISBN 9781848125940

Have you met Marge who is arguably the best babysitter in the whole universe? Jemima's little brother Jakey has a wobbly tooth that won't quite come out but the children, with Marge's help, find a rather unusual way of dealing with it. When the threesome set off on a journey by train, they are hopeful that Jakey will be able to drive the train but, when this looks doubtful, can Marge make his wish come true? And when they finally make it to the zoo, Marge entertains not only Jemima and Jakey but also crowds of other children. Here are three very funny stories in this great series. The characters are delightful as are the super illustrations. This book will be enjoyed by boys and girls alike.

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